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Press Release No. 28003-10-2023
Hubballi
Press Release No. 280 (COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETY INSPECTED KUDACHI – UGARKHURD DOUBLE LINE)

                                   दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 280 

COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETYINSPECTED KUDACHI – UGARKHURD DOUBLE LINE

Shri Anant Madhukar Chowdhary, Commissioner of Railway Safety conducted statutory inspection of doubling of railway track between Kudachi – Ugarkhurd (6.695 km) section o­n 26.09.2023.

The doubling of Kudachi – Ugarkhurd Section is a part of Londa - Miraj doubling project sanctioned in 2015-2016. The project is 100% funded by Ministry of Railways. The stretch from Londa – Ghataprabha was dedicated by Hon’ble PM in March 2023.

Doubling of railway track enhances the capacity as well as safety. Not o­nly can more number of trains be operated, but the direction of traffic is fixed (Up line and Down Line) and express / passenger trains need not wait for crossing of other trains (passenger or goods).

The Newly doubled section between Kudachi - Ugarkhurd consists of 01 major bridge o­n Krishna River with 14 spans of 45.7 m open web through girders, one yard remodeling (Kudachi) with o­ne New Loop line & passenger platform of 570 m length and o­ne Road Over Bridge of 60 m Bow String Girder.

A speed trial at a peak speed of 119 km/h o­n down line and 89 kmph o­n up line was conducted between Kudachi – Ugarkhurd section. Commissioner of Railway Safety has authorized to open the section at 90 km/h. With doubling of Kudachi – Ugarkhurd Section, South Western Railway has commissioned till now 25.1 km track doubling in this year 2023 -24. 

                                                                                      Aneesh Hegde
                                                                            Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                                                  South Western Railway, Hubballi





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